Learning, unlearning and relearning

Some people don’t like this phrase. It was first popularised by Alvin Toffler – he of Future Shock. Those who think the ’21st century learning’ meme is a load of baloney think this is just another cliche, a kind of branding tool for those who think of themselves as...

Update on vlogging for academic purposes

A few points that have arisen since my first vlogs – some sent in via twitter. Thanks to all who have engaged or sent comments. 1. Transcriptions of vlogs 2. Things I miss when vlogging: ability to move my body; ability to engage people physically 3. The importance of practice! 4. Tech in Education....

Experts, PhDs, research, employment – and musicians

There is anxiety that the UK is not producing enough PhD level researchers, particularly in science and engineering. The view of some commentators such as Brian Cox is that this puts our economy and national well-being at risk. There is no doubt that we need experts. And there is no doubt we need cutting...